Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Review -- Vince and Joy

Vince and Joy
by Lisa Jewell
Published by HarperCollins, 2006
512 pages

Summary: Vince and Joy meet as teenagers on holiday and fall in love, but a misunderstanding pulls them apart. Over the next 20 years, the novel follows their individual romantic lives and how destiny tries to bring them back together.

Review: A quick and light read that ponders how destiny can shape two peoples lives, Vince and Joy is a fun novel. I enjoyed both of the main characters, but was frustrated when each character made a bad choice and took an eternity to realize it. The plot stumbles a bit through these bad mistakes (trying to show character growth), but I found myself wanting the pace of the novel to pick up. The ending works for the book, but leaves the reader hanging and a bit disappointed. Rating: *** out of 5.

1 comment:

Iliana said...

I haven't read any Lisa Jewell books in a long time. When I was in my chick lit phase I thought hers were some of the best ones out there.

I hadn't heard of this one though. Sounds like it has potential.